Flour, Yeast & Baking Powder



Flour, Yeast & Baking Powder

Flour comes in different forms with unique properties. It is key to know which one is best for different recipes. Knowing how they differ from each other and what they do is the key to choosing the right flour for your cooking. The most common flours available to home cooks are: all-purpose, wholewheat, bread, pasta and gluten-free flours.

What type of flours are there and what should I use?

All-Purpose Flour - cakes, biscuits, pastries, bread, even thickening sauces and stews - all-purpose flour is ideal for all cooking types and recipes, hence the name! 

Wholewheat Flour - with more fibre, protein and nutrients as it is ground from wheat berries, wholemeal flour is often considered a healthier option when using flour. 

Bread flour - this flour is higher in gluten than all-purpose flour, which makes it great for bread dough, as it improves the rise. 

Pasta 00 Flour - a finely ground wheat flour to produce an elastic dough for soft and springy pasta. 

Pizza 00 Flour - the secret to the lightest crust and crispiest Italian pizza bases! 

Gluten-Free Flour - Gluten-free flours contain no wheat products., so are ideal for people with an intolerance. They are often made from single ground grains or a combination of them. 

Some common gluten-free flours include almond flour, rice flour, gram flour and corn flour.

  • Almond flour is a type of flour made from ground almonds. It has a nutty flavour that works well in sweet baked goods, as well as savoury dishes like chicken soup or creamy pasta sauce. When using almond flour, you may need to increase the liquid content of your recipe because the almond flour absorbs water quickly.

  • Rice flour is a great alternative for wheat or other types of white flour. It has a mild flavour and produces light-coloured baked goods.

  • Corn flour has a sweet taste that enhances the flavour of the foods it's added to. It is sometimes referred to as cornmeal flour. 

  • Gram flour (or chickpea flour) can be made by grinding dried or fresh chickpeas. Although it is not as popular as other types of flour, it is a good option for gluten-free baking.

What is flour made from?

Flour is a versatile ingredient that is used in a wide range of recipes, from cakes and cookies to bread and pasta. It is made by grinding grains, such as wheat, corn, rice, or rye, into a fine powder. This powder can then be used as a base for many different recipes, providing structure, texture, and flavour.

Which flour is the best to buy? 

We only stock the finest flour producers on our website, so as long as you pick the right flour type for your recipes, perfectly baked goods await! But if you are still stuck on what type of flour to buy you can read our buyers guide to flour.

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